ON STAGE: Lots of drama and comedy on area stages

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The following is a sampling of theater/stage productions in the region:

Act II Playhouse: Two rival country clubs compete in an annual golf tournament in “The Fox on the Fairway,” running through Nov. 22. Tickets are $25-$36. Discounts are available for subscribers, students, group of 10 or more and seniors 65+. Also, at 7 p.m. Nov. 8, Act II will present “An Evening with Rich DeSimone as Frank Sinatra.” Tickets are $20, with discountsfor subscribers, students and seniors. Visit www.act2.org or call (215) 654-0200. Act II is at 56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler.

 Gerre Garrett, Naomi Weiss. Peter Bisgaier, Karen Peakes, and Will Dennis star in Ken Ludwig's THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY, now playing at Act II Playhouse in Ambler through Nov. 22. Photo by Mark Garvin.

Gerre Garrett, Naomi Weiss. Peter Bisgaier, Karen Peakes, and
Will Dennis star in Ken Ludwig’s THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY, now playing
at Act II Playhouse in Ambler through Nov. 22. Photo by Mark Garvin.

Bristol Riverside Theatre: “Mountain: The Journey of Justice Douglas” offers a history lesson about a Supreme Court Justice Nov. 3-22 at the theater, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol. Tickets start at $32, with discounts for students, groups and military personnel. Visit www.brtstage.org or call (215) 785-0100.
Academy of Music: A desperate young playwright accepts backing from a mobster in the Woody Allen musical “Bullets Over Broadway,” continuing through Nov. 1. For show times and tickets, visit www.kimmelcenter.org. The Academy of Music is at Broad and Locust streets, Philadelphia.
Centre Theater: It’s a grand re-opening for the theater at 208 DeKalb St., Norristown, with Starving Artist Prevention standup comedians Matt Durkin, Steve Ziegler, Jon Koppel, Brandon Mitchell and Joe Doc at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 7. Tickets are $20. For more information, call (484) 809-4216.
Ursinus College: Philadelphia actor, educator and director Neill Hartley, known for his roles in “The Sixth Sense” and “House of Cards,” will guest-direct “All in the Timing,” which runs through Nov. 1 in the Lenfest Theater. Tickets are $5, $2 for students and seniors 65+. The college is off of Main Street, Collegeville.
Merriam Theater: Tyler Perry takes the stage as Madea in “Madea on the Run” Nov. 10-15. The Merriam is at 250 S. Broad St., Philadelphia. Get show times and tickets at www.kimmelcenter.org.
Penn’s Landing Playhouse: “Menopause The Musical” runs through Nov. 22. Show times are 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets range from $45-$65. The theater is inside the Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Columbus Boulevard and Walnut Street, Philadelphia. Call (855) 448-7469.
Players Club of Swarthmore: “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” a musical based on the quirky British comedy troupe’s film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” runs through Nov. 7 at 614 Fairview Ave., Swarthmore. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. For tickets, go to www.pcstheater.org.
Arden Theater Company: “Metamorphoses,” a play based on the myths of Ovid, runs through Nov. 1 at 40 N. Second St., Philadelphia. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 7 p.m. Tuesday; and 2 and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets are $36-$50. Discounts are available for seniors, educators, full-time students and military. For tickets or information, call (215) 922-1122 or visit www.ardentheatre.org.
DCP Theatre: Agatha Christie’s “Witness for the Prosecution” runs Nov. 6-21. The theater is at 796 Ridge Road, Salford Township. The opening weekend will feature wine and cheese and a director’s reception. Tickets are $15, $13 for seniors and children. Check out www.dcptheatre.com.
Playcrafters: “The Rocky Horror Show” is performed at 8 p.m. Oct. 30, Nov. 6-7 and 13-14. Midnight shows are Oct. 30-31 and Nov. 6 and 13. Call (610) 584-4005 and see www.playcrafters.org for a checklist of Rocky Horror etiquette.
Villanova Theatre: Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” is featured Nov. 10-22 at the theater in Villanova University’s Vasey Hall, 800 E. Lancaster Ave., Radnor. Show start at 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. For tickets, call (610) 519-7474.
People’s Light: The Ainsleys can auction off an estate in a heartbeat. However, now it’s time to sell the auction house that they called home, and their own emotional antiques start to get in the way. “Auctioning the Ainsleys” runs through Nov. 8. The theater is at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern. For show times and tickets, visit www.peopleslight.org or call (610) 644-3500.
Luna Theater Company: “Animal Farm,” a George Orwell parable about totalitarianism, is presented through Nov. 7 at the theater, 620 S. Eighth St., Philadelphia. Tickets are $20 Thursdays and Fridays, $25 Saturdays and Sundays. See www.lunatheater.org.
Town and Country Players: “Miracle on 34th Street” takes the stage Nov. 6-21. Performances will be 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with 2 p.m. matinees Saturdays and Sundays, at the theater, 4158 York Road, Buckingham. Tickets are $17, $10 for children. Call (215) 348-7566.
Plays and Players Theatre: Sean O’Casey’s second play in his Dublin Trilogy, “Juno and the Paycock,” is set in the Dublin tenements during the Irish Civil War. The show will run through Oct. 31 at Plays and Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place, Philadelphia. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25, $20 for seniors and $15 for students. Go to www.playsandplayers.org.
Philadelphia Theatre Company: The Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Disgraced” kicks off PTC’s 2015-2016 season through Nov. 8 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, Broad and Lombard streets, Philadelphia. Performances run Tuesdays through Sundays. Tickets starting at $15 are available by calling the PTC Box Office at (215) 985-0420 or visiting www.philadelphiatheatrecompany.org.
Media Theatre: The Broadway Series opens with “Gypsy,” which runs through Nov. 1. The Children’s Series kicks off with “A Tale of Beauty & The Beast,” ideal for ages 4 and up, also running through Nov. 1. The theater is at 104 E. State St., Media. For information, call (610) 891-0100.
Theatre Exile: Based on a book by ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio, “Rizzo,” a look back in time at former Philadelphia Police commissioner Frank Rizzo’s 1991 campaign for mayor, is presented as a play through Nov. 8. Tickets range from $10-$50. The venue is Christ Church Neighborhood House, 10 N. American St., Philadelphia. For information, call (215) 218-4022.
Theatre Horizon: PNC Arts Alive presents “Black Nativity” by Langston Hughes Nov. 12-Dec. 6 at 401 DeKalb St., Norristown. Check show times and ticket availability at (610) 283-2230 or www.theatrehorizon.org.
Bucks County Playhouse: The next scheduled production is “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” from Dec. 11-27. The theater is in New Hope at 70 S. Main St. Call (215) 862-2121 or visit www.bcptheater.org for show times and tickets.
Methacton Community Theater: The musical “Guys and Dolls” will be staged at the Shannondell Performing Arts Theater, 10,000 Shannondell Drive, Audubon. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6-7 and 13-14, 2 p.m. Nov. 8 and 15. Call (610) 489-6449 or visit www.methactoncommunitytheater.org.
Genesius Theatre: Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5 the Musical” opens Dec. 4 at Genesius Theatre, 153 N. 10th St., Reading.
Footlighters Theater: Footlighters Theater presents the musical “The Fantasticks” at 8 p.m. Oct. 30-31, and Nov. 5-7. A matinee starts at 2 p.m. Nov. 1. Tickets and more information are available at www.footlighterstheater.com or call the box office at (610) 296-9245. Footlighters Theater is at 58 Main Ave., Berwyn.
Bristol Riverside Theatre: “Mountain: The Journey of Justice Douglas” runs Nov. 3-22. For tickets and show times, visit www.brtstage.org or call (215) 785-0100. Bristol Riverside Theatre is located at 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol.
Azuka Theatre: “Lights Rise on Grace” opens Nov. 4 at 1636 Sansom St., Philadelphia. For information, call (215) 563-1100.
Colonial Playhouse: In “Visit to a Small Planet,” an alien visits Earth during the Cold War, and lands in the backyard of a famous television journalist who doesn’t believe in UFOs or aliens. It runs Nov. 6-21 at 522 W. Magnolia Ave., Aldan. For information call, (610) 622-5773.
Walnut Street Theatre: “A Christmas Story, The Musical” makes its Philadelphia debut Nov. 10-Jan. 10 at 825 Walnut St., Philadelphia. For tickets, call (215) 574-3550 or visit www.walnutstreettheatre.org.
Wilma Theater: “Antigone” runs through Nov. 8 at 265 S. Broad St., Philadelphia.
11th Hour Theatre Company: The 2015-2016 season — 11th Hour’s 11th anniversary — kicks off with the musical “Kiss of the Spider Woman” Nov. 14-16 (venue is to be announced). Visit www.11thhourtheatrecompany.org or call (267) 987-9865.
Hedgerow Theatre: “Dracula” continues through Nov. 22 at 64 Rose Valley Road, Rose Valley. For tickets and performance times, call (610) 565-4211 or visit www.hedgerowtheatre.org.
Lantern Theater Company: A mystery begins with the return of a book 113 years overdue. “Underneath the Lintel” is performed Nov. 5-Dec. 6 at St. Stephen’s Theater, 10th and Ludlow streets, Philadelphia. For tickets and show times, call (215) 829-0395.
Rainbow Comedy Playhouse: From Oct. 31-Dec. 27, it’s the Christmas show “Good Night Mrs. Puffin.” Tickets range from $30-$55 and include meal, show, tips and tax. For reservations, call (800) 292-4301 or go to www.rainbowcomedy.com. Rainbow Comedy Playhouse is at 3065 Lincoln Highway East, Paradise.
Wilmington Drama League: The drama “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds” runs Nov. 5-8. Tickets range from $10-$15. The theater is at 10 W. Lea Blvd., Wilmington, Del. Call (302) 764-1172.

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